taped at the El Capitan
(6838 Hollywood Blvd, at Highland
Jimmy Kimmel has had some pretty good celebs on his show, especially since NBC made the mistake of moving "The Tonight Show" from L.A. to N.Y.C.
As a result, Kimmel
should find it much easier to book L.A's celebrity guests, who would
now have to fly all the way to New York if they wanted to appear on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show.
Best of all, perhaps, the "The
Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show is taped right in the very heart
of Hollywood, in the former Masonic Hall right next door to the El Capitan
Theatre, right across the street from the Hollywood
& Highland center, a few steps from Kodak Theatre (where the
annual Oscars show is held) and Grauman's
So if you're in town taking
in the sights after dark in Hollywood, you can just stroll on over to the El Capitan
and see some stars, without trekking all the way out to the Valley for
It's good to see some TV production
returning to Hollywood Blvd.
Early guests on the
show included Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, The Rock, David Boreanaz,
Quentin Tarantino, Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards, Shannon Elizabeth, Andy
Dick, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, David Duchovny,
Larry King, David Spade, Ed Begley, Jr, Regis Philbin, Courtney Thorne-Smith,
Bonnie Hunt, Diane Sawyer, Nick Lachey, Luke Perry, William H. Macy,
Lou Ferrigno, Seth Green, Martin Short, Roseanne, Jeri Ryan, Sara Rue,
Jim Belushi, George Lopez, plus sports stars like Shaquille O'Neal,
Serena Williams and Mike Tyson.
Live performances from musical guests
range from Marilyn Manson to Barry Manilow, including Usher, No Doubt,
Yoko Ono, Snoop Dogg, Clay Aiken, Counting Crowes, Enrique Iglesias,
Toby Keith, Alanis Morissette, DMX, Lenny Kravitz, LeAnn Rimes, Lionel Richie
and Coldplay. He's even had puppets like Kermit the Frog & Alf.
Like virtually all TV tapings,
tickets to join the show's studio audience are free, and you can get them online.
on their website
they do ask you to go through something of a song & dance to get them.
First, go to this
choose a date for the show you want to attend, click on the "Get Free
Tickets" button, and tell them how many tickets you need. Then
they force you to register, choose a password, and verify your email
address before you
can get the tickets.
Again, these tickets are free -
so, don't pay anyone for your free tickets. And be warned:
they want to make sure they have a full house, so tickets are also
given out slightly in excess of capacity, which means that you're not
guaranteed a seat, even with a ticket. So show up early.
there: If you're
visiting downtown Hollywood, you won't have to go far. The El Capitan Theatre
is located right in the center of the new Hollywood, literally across the
street from Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Kodak Theatre.